The station will be built next to the utility’s 800- megawatt Damhead Creek plant and generate enough power to supply about 1.5 million homes, the Department for Energy and Climate Change said today in a statement.
“Our immediate plans will see further development work carried out at the site in the coming months,” Roger Seshan, commercial development director at Scottish Power, said in an e- mail. “This will fully establish our plans for the site and determine the future timetable for the project.”
Iberdrola SA’s Scottish Power unit is the only company in the running for a 1 billion pound ($1.6 billion) government grant to fund the first commercial demonstration project to capture and permanently store carbon dioxide. The division operates 6,400 megawatts of coal and gas-fired power plants in the U.K.
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